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Postby carteki » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 3:40 pm

Okay, can't post the link here, but the local birdcage liner has an article about someone who posted the above sticker on a pedestrian walker button. LTA (or anyone in authority) didn't see the humour in it and just re-iterated the phase that gave SG its moniker of "Singapore is a Fine City"

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 22 Nov 2011 3:53 pm

Humor was never one of their best suits. The rest of the Singaporean cybercommunity agrees.

A thousand internets to the prankster.

It's so funny on so many levels.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 10:24 am

UPDATE: they arrested the perp. http://news.xin.msn.com/en/singapore/my ... n-arrested

may be sentence with 2K fine, 3 years in jail and/or caning.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:30 am

nakatago wrote:UPDATE: they arrested the perp. http://news.xin.msn.com/en/singapore/my ... n-arrested

may be sentence with 2K fine, 3 years in jail and/or caning.


Or released with a pardon .. new Singapore style of justice ;)

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 3:35 pm

ecureilx wrote:
nakatago wrote:UPDATE: they arrested the perp. http://news.xin.msn.com/en/singapore/my ... n-arrested

may be sentence with 2K fine, 3 years in jail and/or caning.


Or released with a pardon .. new Singapore style of justice ;)


No only ang mo get that after special 'on knees' pleading from POTUS himself... :lol:

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Postby QRM » Wed, 13 Jun 2012 8:11 pm

So will I get canned if I draw with my finger "QRM was here" in wet concrete found on the side of the road?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:50 pm

Probably canned and caned both! :P

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canning?

Postby ouat19 » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 5:15 pm

canning is kinda barbaric isnt it?

:-|

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Jul 2012 5:18 pm

ouat19 wrote:canning is kinda barbaric isnt it?

:-|


Yeap, especially considering you need a pretty big can to start with. Or a lot of small cans and a big meat grinder.

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Postby kikeo » Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:52 am

I don't get it.
In most of the "modern" countries in the world, there wouldn't even be a police report ! This is just humorous ephemeral stickers, in some countries it could even be considered as street-art!

Ahhh dear Singapore, your extreme liberal-conservatism will always surprise me.

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
ouat19 wrote:canning is kinda barbaric isnt it?

:-|


Yeap, especially considering you need a pretty big can to start with. Or a lot of small cans and a big meat grinder.

:D :D :D

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 3:15 pm

kikeo wrote:I don't get it.
In most of the "modern" countries in the world, there wouldn't even be a police report ! This is just humorous ephemeral stickers, in some countries it could even be considered as street-art!

Ahhh dear Singapore, your extreme liberal-conservatism will always surprise me.


part of the justification, from my volunteer group, was, that, the stickers covered the braille lettering in the traffic light, making them useless for blind or partially blind people - if you notice, the newer pedestrian crossings do have the direction also .. a sticker basically makes it useless ..

And with the implementation of the "Green Man" signalling, it makes sense ..

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Postby v4jr4 » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 3:27 pm

kikeo wrote:I don't get it.
In most of the "modern" countries in the world, there wouldn't even be a police report ! This is just humorous ephemeral stickers, in some countries it could even be considered as street-art!


Most of "modern" countries, not all of them :P
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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 04 Oct 2012 3:34 pm

v4jr4 wrote:
kikeo wrote:I don't get it.
In most of the "modern" countries in the world, there wouldn't even be a police report ! This is just humorous ephemeral stickers, in some countries it could even be considered as street-art!


Most of "modern" countries, not all of them :P


In fact, Singapore enforces the law called "Damaging Public property" and that has stopped a lot of people from vandalising stuff and calling it "art" or "FUN" or "just killing time .. " ;)

Now, go back to my country, even the bus stands are occasionally smashed up 'for fun' and often in the name of fun, a lot of public property does get damaged and all the culprit has to do is apologise and a probation / warning is issued , at the most ..


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